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Tracing the arc director, Pankaj Butalia. [DVD]

Contributor(s): Butalia, Pankaj [director.] | Chande, Nirmal [editor. ] | Sen, Arjun [editor. ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Delhi : Vital Films & Survey of India ; Distributed by Magic Lantern Movies LLP, 2005Description: 1 videodisc of 1 DVD (38 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Subject(s): Trigonometrical survey British India 19th century Feature filmsGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. DDC classification: Summary: The Great Arc was a phenomenal achievement of applied science in British India between 1802 and 1843. It was an attempt to measure the curvature of the earth's surface under the guise of cartographic and military necessity. The film attempts to recreate the stupendous effort and look at some of it's implications.
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The Great Arc was a phenomenal achievement of applied science in British India between 1802 and 1843. It was an attempt to measure the curvature of the earth's surface under the guise of cartographic and military necessity. The film attempts to recreate the stupendous effort and look at some of it's implications.

In English with subtitles.

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